(…) I was traveling solo and one advantage of going through Smallwood Store was that visiting the museum offered an opportunity to meet and team up with another solo traveler (so we could share the minimum cost). Gary is patient, kind, knowledgeable, skilled, funny, and great company. (…) He also takes great joy in wildlife, which adds to everyone’s enjoyment.
Spectacular Everglades Sunsets
Beautiful Wildlife Viewing
Unforgettable Everglades Sunset Tour
Get ready to experience the most spectacular of sunsets right here in Chokoloskee Bay. Watch as hundreds of birds flock into the rookery for the night – it is truly a photographer’s dream. You will see other wildlife in a peaceful and relaxing environment while we take a trip through the Everglades as the sun goes down on a beautiful day.
Capture images of incredible wildlife scenes during the golden hour
See the spectacular sunset over Chokoloskee Bay
Relax and enjoy the late afternoon sights and sounds of the Everglades
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Price is $100.00 /with tax it is $107.00
4:30 pm November, December & January & 5:00 pm February, March & April
The tour leaves from the beach to the left of the Smallwood Store Museum
Open 7 days a week including every holiday besides Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Max 6 people per boat
- Smallwood Store Museum tour
What to bring
- Sun protection – hat, sunblock & sunglasses
- Protective footwear (that you don’t mind getting wet)
- A light jacket might be required
- Warmer jackets are recommended in winter
About your guide
Experienced native guide, licensed USCG charter boat captain
Group tours – Group discounts for 12 or more with a reservation. For more info please call, we will work with you and organize group events from our Sunset Cruise to shuttling groups for overnight camping to one of the many Islands in the Everglades National Park.
Group rates - 1 hr, 1.5hr, 2hr or 3hr tours are regularly priced at 50$ per hour. Tour bus rates are 30$ per hour, 45$ for 1.5hr, 60$ for 2 hours, 75$ for 3hr for large groups of over 12.
Why Customers Love Our Tours
We booked a sunset tour and ended up having a private excursion with Captain Gary. Loved every minute learning about the Everglades and 10,000 islands. He certainly knows his way around, having lived there all his life. He took us to Pavilion Island and it’s beautiful beach, the rookery where the birds went to roost at sundown, and was able to find the pod of dolphins he knew just about at sunset, so we got marvelous pictures of dolphins with a setting sun! (…)
(…) It turned out that only the two of us had booked a trip for the evening so we were treated to a personalized tour. Captain Shane was wonderful; he knows the complex mangrove islands and channels about them like the back of his hand and he provided us much insight about the area and its wildlife. (…) We watched sunset as we returned to the dock next to the store, stopping by a tiny mangrove island that served as a nightly roost for hundreds of birds, capping off one of the best experiences we have enjoyed in a long time.